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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 08:36 AM

 

Turkey's resistance image forged as pepper spray burns woman in red dress

Note how the gas mask guy is aggressively chasing Ceyda Sungur while showering her with pepper spray!

Turkey's resistance image forged as pepper spray burns woman in red dress
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/05/turkey-lady-red-dress-ceyda-sungur





Ceyda Sungur showered with teargas in Gezi Park as she came from her nearby university office to defend park from diggers

Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters (Fair use cited.)



It is a two-minute walk from Ceyda Sungur's second-floor office to Gezi Park, a rare green space in Istanbul's teeming centre. Last Tuesday, Sungur was among a small group of people who made their way to the park to defend it from the diggers that had moved in to flatten it. The bulldozers had begun tearing out chunks the previous day.

What happened next would transform Sungur – an academic at Istanbul's Technical University – into a global symbol of anti-government resistance. She had dashed out from the university's urban planning department in a red summer cotton dress. She wore a simple necklace and carried a white shoulder bag.

When Sungur arrived she found a line of riot police. One of them crouched down and fired pepper spray directly into her face. The jet sent her hair billowing upwards. As she turned, the masked policeman leapt forward and hosed down her back. The unprovoked attack left her and other activists choking and gasping for breath; afterwards Sungur collapsed on a bench.

A Reuters photographer, Osman Orsal, captured the moment, creating an image which in the ensuing days went viral ....


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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 09:06 AM

1. Ceyda Sungur being pepper sprayed by Turkish Police in Gezi Park, four-in-one photo here:

 

Ceyda Sungur being pepper sprayed by Turkish Police in Gezi Park images:


#occupygezi photos

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1yqxwp&s=5

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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 09:32 AM

2. Turkey protests: 'Woman in red' Ceyda Sungur becomes reluctant symbol of Turkish resistance

 


Turkey protests: 'Woman in red' Ceyda Sungur becomes reluctant symbol of Turkish resistance

Endlessly shared on social media the image of the woman in red has become the leitmotif for female protesters

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-protests-woman-in-red-ceyda-sungur-becomes-reluctant-symbol-of-turkish-resistance-8645091.html

The incongruity of the woman at the centre of the image is striking; dressed in a red cotton summer dress, shopping bag over one shoulder, she appears almost to have wandered into the scene by accident.

The photograph of an academic Ceyda Sungur wearing a red dress being pepper sprayed by police in Turkey has since gone viral and has become a symbol of the “Occupy Gezi” protests.

Endlessly shared on social media and replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers, the image of the woman in red has become the leitmotif for female protesters during days of violent anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

The image of Sungur, an academic at Istanbul's Technical University, being pepper sprayed was snapped as she walking from her office to Gezi Park and encountered a line of riot police.

"That photo encapsulates the essence of this protest," ....

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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 01:52 PM

3. Solidarity! You too can be pepper sprayed

 

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